To celebrate the launch of “If I Die Before I Wake Volume 3” Sinister Smile Press are running a week long online launch party culminating in a live event streaming on Saturday 24th October 2020.
“The publication of 𝙄𝙛 𝙄 𝘿𝙞𝙚 𝘽𝙚𝙛𝙤𝙧𝙚 𝙄 𝙒𝙖𝙠𝙚: 𝙏𝙖𝙡𝙚𝙨 𝙤𝙛 𝘿𝙚𝙖𝙙𝙡𝙮 𝙒𝙤𝙢𝙖𝙣 𝙖𝙣𝙙 𝙍𝙚𝙩𝙧𝙞𝙗𝙪𝙩𝙞𝙤𝙣 is just around the corner, and 𝓢𝓲𝓷𝓲𝓼𝓽𝓮𝓻 𝓢𝓶𝓲𝓵𝓮 𝓟𝓻𝓮𝓼𝓼 is excitedly celebrating the third volume of our 𝕭𝖊𝖙𝖙𝖊𝖗 𝕺𝖋𝖋 𝕯𝖊𝖆𝖉 series! We hope you’ll join us as we share excerpts from the included stories, challenge your brains with horror trivia, give you glimpses into the lives of our elite authors, and offer a variety of prizes!On 𝐒𝐚𝐭𝐮𝐫𝐝𝐚𝐲, 𝐎𝐜𝐭𝐨𝐛𝐞𝐫 𝟐𝟒𝐭𝐡 , we’re featuring a two-hour live event (from 1 to 3 PM CST) with TWELVE of our SIXTEEN authors, 𝐢𝐧𝐜𝐥𝐮𝐝𝐢𝐧𝐠 𝐭𝐡𝐞 𝐚𝐰𝐚𝐫𝐝-𝐰𝐢𝐧𝐧𝐢𝐧𝐠, 𝐉.𝐇. 𝐌𝐨𝐧𝐜𝐫𝐢𝐞𝐟𝐟! We hope you’ll celebrate with us and attend the launch party…there you’ll be able to ask questions and have the opportunity to win some really nice prizes! Launch week kicks off on Monday, October 19, 2020, and ends following the two-hour live event on Saturday, October 24, 2020. Make plans to join us, won’t you?” Sinister Smile Press.
I will be one of the twelve authors attending the live event and I’ll be featuring in a short video interview. So I hope you will be able to pop in throughout the week and say hi! For details and to register your interest please click here for the Facebook Event page.
Following her father’s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she faces an ancient evil will Emily discover who she really is.
From Red Ink Publishing, Coven kicks off the second volume in the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories Collection. Chock full of twists and scares, this collection offers tales of witches, vampires, werewolves, zombies, bog beasts, demons, insects, aliens, and ghosts of many different kinds. There’s something in it for every kind of horror fan.
A young police officer searches for his missing niece and finds a past he never knew catching up with him.
From an Amazon expedition, a scientist unknowingly brings home a mysterious pupae attached to the back of head.
A teenage girl and her friends find an insidious evil lurking in the most unexpected place.
A visually impaired woman confronts an unspeakable terror.
Witches, Ghosts, Insects, Werewolves, Aliens, Invisible Men and many more are featured in this collection.
Stories included: Coven / Silent Scream / Bugs / The Girl with the Crooked Back / Showdown at the Lost Soul Cafe / Doing Time / The Hunt / Rage / The Choice / Guardians of the Graves / The Rorschack Effect / The Fallen / What The Eyes Cant See
The Heartbreaker: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Story series.
‘Sleep. It consumes me. Every inch of my body. Every part of my mind. Until it is shrouded in darkness and I’m subdued by the black. Time passes. It could be an eternity for all I know. But it’s not. My subconscious emerges from a realm devoid of light. And that’s when the nightmare begins. Again.’
From Red Ink Publishing, the first of 13 chilling stories in this collection, ‘The Heartbreaker,’ is a tale of a soldier deceived by those seeking to exploit his ‘gift’ – a supernatural power he acquired as a casualty of war fighting for his country. Pushed to his limits, Steve Wrangler is forced to make horrific choices in order to survive.
Witches, Zombies, Monster, Killer Mermaids, Demon, Vampires and many more are featured in this collection.
Stories included: The Heartbreaker / Black Mist / Curse of the Dreamweaver / The Artist / Let’s Not Talk About Kevin / Heavenly Waters / The Good Boy / Living With Your Parents Can Be Murder / The Vanished / The Unforgiving / Gone / The Diary Of Ethel Edie Brown / Protégé
Praise for the 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories series:
“Each Story is very different to the next – such diversity, which can be a tough call, but Mark Young is a talented writer with a great imagination for the creepy and macabre.” Marina Schnierer, Australia
“A really exciting book – a group of interesting, engaging, thrilling and scary short stories by a new writer. I’m looking forward to seeing what he comes up with next!” Martin Eden, UK
“Such a good mix of genres, if you like Tales of the Unexpected and The Twilight Zone you will love these stories.” Judy Dye, UK
“Capitalises on one of the greatest strengths of the form – its flexibility. If you like not knowing what the next story will be about, because it could be about anything, you’ll have a ball.” Gary Simpson, Scotland
“The stories are brilliant. The characters are relatable. The horror is gruesome. Fast, scary, in your face horror and excitement.” Ben Chadwick, USA
“What an amazing debut. Each of the 13 stories is different yet firmly within the horror/sci-fi fantasy theme. The stories are brought to life with vivid descriptions and real characters. A real treat!” Vicky Pennington, UK
“Very unpredictable endings. If you’re a fan of The Twilight Zone, Creepshow or Tales from the Crypt this is a must read for you.” Robb Carter, USA“
There’s a range of different protagonists in this anthology – male, female, straight, gay, young, old. Because of this no two viewpoints feel the same.” Grant Upton, UK
“A thrilling read from start to finish. Each story is as scary as the next.” Mark Jason Williams, UK.
Working on Devil’s Gulch: A Collaborative Horror Experience has been an absolute blast. Available to order from Amazon now.
It was all in the name of science. Now someone has to clean up the mess.
Stan Armstrong dedicated his entire life to science. Branded as a maverick and a risk-taker by his colleagues, his unorthodox experiments and outlandish theories of time and space resulted in loss of funding and ultimately, his termination from tenure at the university where he’d spent his entire career.
Stan’s insatiable quest to explore extreme hypotheses and to prove the unproven were matched only by his neurotic lust to peel back the mysterious layers of time and space to expose the hidden secrets of the universe. Determined to continue his work at all costs, he uproots the life he once knew, liquidates his assets and builds his own lab on a desolate twenty-four-acre rural property in Devil’s Gulch, Utah, no longer bound by government regulation or the prying eyes of small-minded administrators.
Whether born from his profound love for science, or his enormous ego, Stan unintentionally unleashes something sinister in Devil’s Gulch—something that was never meant to walk this Earth.
Sinister Smile Press presents Devil’s Gulch, a horror novel written by Claire Brown, Matthew A. Clarke, T.M. Morgan, Chris Wilkerson, Chisto Healy, Kayla Krantz, Jon Miller, T.M. Brown, Mark Young, Bridgett Nelson, R.E. Sargent and Steven Pajak.
Absolutely thrilled to be a part of If I Die Before I Wake: Tales of Deadly Women and Retribution (The Better Off Dead Series Book 3). My story “To Hell And Back” keeps some great company in this anthology. Available to order from Amazon now.
Go ahead, run. Hide, even. No matter. There’s no place you can go that she won’t find you.
A woman scorned. The sanctity of her sanctuary threatened. The betrayal of trust…even loyalty. Don’t ever tell her not to take it personally, because that’s exactly what it is. Personal. Your first blunder was mistaking her kindness for weakness. Your second was betraying her. The third? Underestimating her. Don’t say we didn’t warn you. Take the plunge into these tales of deadly women who will stop at nothing until vengeance is theirs.
The Better Off Dead series delves into the farthest corners of your mind, where your deepest, darkest fears lurk. These masters of horror will haunt your dreams and stalk your nightmares, taking you to the edge of sanity before pushing you to the brink of madness!
With stories by Steven Pajak, Cara Fox, Chris Contreras Bahnsen, Scotty Milder, J.H. Moncrieff, Scott Harper, Bridgett Nelson, Spencer Richard, Mark Young, Claire Brown, Nikkolas James, Lee Rozelle, Natalie Sierra, R.E. Sargent, Red Lagoe and Renee M.P.T. Kray.
So excited to have my story “Bloodlust” in The Books of Horror Community Anthology Volume 2. Available to order from Amazon now.
The Books of Horror Community Anthology was conceptualized with the idea that anyone that had a story to tell, should be given a platform to do so. Volume one was issued with great success, and those voices were released into the wild for reader’s enjoyment. Now, here we are with volume two—some authors will be familiar, while others will be brand new. Collected within this book are stories that span the wide genre that is Horror. Crack open the book and delve in, if you dare.
To celebrate the release of “Coven: 13 Dark Fantasy & Horror Stories”, I’ll be sharing a few posts with you today.
The first is an extract from the short story Coven.
‘Following her father’s death, Emily travels to her new home at Strongbourne Manor where she reconnects with her estranged mother. Only when she faces an ancient evil will Emily discover who she really is.’
We pick up at a point in the story where 15-year-old Emily has spent a little time with her mother when they go for a walk in the woods. There, they encounter a sinister evil in the form of a witch called Imelda Blackheart. Following an epic chase scene, mother and daughter retreat and take shelter in Emily’s new home – Strongbourne Manor…
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A Nightmare on Elm Street is probably my favourite horror film of all time. And Freddy Kruger, my favourite horror villain (but there are a few that are hot on his toes, I can tell you).
But enough about me, I want to hear from you. What was your first time like watching A Nightmare on Elm Street? Have you got a photo or a story or a spectular collection you’d like to share with us? Have you met Robert Englund? Heather Langenkamp? Or Wes Craven?
Drop a comment/photo below. Can’t wait to hear from you.